Elephant Diary

Lady’s Observation of Mara

While Mara is spending some time without Rana in Yard 4, she isn’t alone. Lady has continued to spend her time in Yard 4 without showing interest in the barn or other yards. Mara is pretty active, and the other day, while headed to the trough on one of her…...

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Mara’s Lone Adventures

Mara has been enjoying adventures by herself recently. When she decides she wants to wander, she tends to go. She doesn’t wait for Rana (or wait for anything, not even Scott delivering pumpkins); she just goes. Rana is incredibly food-oriented – specifically hay oriented. We are feeding Mara extra food…...

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Maia and Her Heavenly Grass

Maia headed back to the barn after spending an inordinate amount of time gorging on the fresh grass across the creek in Yard 5. Bambi was in Yard 1, spending time with Mara and Rana through a fence. The other two were in Yard 2, which does not share a…...

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Lady in waiting

Rana and Mara were both in the pond one recent morning when we checked the cameras.  They were standing along the edge – with the water level up to their bellies, just splashing away. When we went out to feed them breakfast, Rana was about ten yards from the fence, and…...

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Mara Heads into Yard 4 and Doesn’t Look Back

As we recently mentioned, after dinner, Mara & Rana have been heading out into Yard 4 for the evening some nights. One recent evening, as Rana and Mara finished eating their supplemental meal (and as Scott prepared Mara’s second dinner), Mara headed out into Yard 4 at a fast pace.…...

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Lady and her grass

Lady enjoys spending time in Yard 4, sharing space with Mara and Rana. After a few days of sharing space, she generally looked tired and would head back to the barn for her alone time.  A few days later, looking rested, Lady would go back out into the larger yards and…...

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